Forgive fans of Texas Christian University’s football team for feeling blue over the holidays. After all, the Horned Frogs entered the last weekend of the regular season ranked third in the college football playoff rankings, good enough for a coveted spot in the four-team national semifinals. But by the weekend’s end, they painfully fell out of contention.
Having experienced how the cronies that run the college football playoff operate their precious playoff bracket, TCU’s game in the 2014 Peach Bowl will have a direct effect on the Horned Frogs’ 2015 season. If TCU wants to make the 2015 playoff, it had better show up in Atlanta at the Peach Bowl.
The two obvious candidates would be the Cincinnati Bearcats and the UCF Knights. Cincinnati would provide a travel partner and a rival for West Virginia. UCF, meanwhile, is an burgeoning program that would allow the Big 12 to get into the talent-rich state of Florida for recruiting purposes.
To join the club of college football royalty, as TCU coach Gary Patterson says it must to compete for national championships, the No. 6 Horned Frogs have to be able to sustain success.
We haven’t even hit the first day of the 2014-15 bowl game slate — and the College Football Playoff is still nearly two weeks away — but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to crown an early favorite for next season’s preseason No. 1 overall favorite, right?
Three games remain before the start of the Big 12 schedule for TCU, and that may be just enough time to get two more parts of the lineup healthy.
Two members of the TCU baseball team were recognized on Collegiate Baseball's Louisville Slugger preseason All-American team. Junior Riley Ferrell was projected as the National Player of the Year, while Preston Morrison earned first-team honors.